Herndon Home (NRIS 00000261)

Address: 587 University Place, NW, Atlanta, Georgia. County/parish: Fulton.

2 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places February 16, 2000.

From Wikipedia:

Herndon Home
The Herndon Home is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at 587 University Place NW, in Atlanta, Georgia. An elegant Classical Revival mansion with Beaux Arts influences, it was the home of Alonzo Franklin Herndon (1858-1927), a rags-to-riches success story who was born into slavery, but went on to become Atlanta's first black millionaire as founder and head of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. The house was designed by his wife Adrienne, and was almost entirely built with African-American labor. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000, and had previously been declared a "landmark building exterior" by the city of Atlanta in 1989. (read more...)


  • Herndon, Adrienne McNeil

Architectural styles:

  • Classical Revival

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Herndon, Adrienne McNeil, and Norris
  • Herndon, Alonzo Franklin

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00000261